Regular readers may have wondered if I was ever going to return to my Wednesday Night Thing of going to Fratello’s Pizzeria in Frankfort for music and food. Well, tonight I finally did. I had the best time!
I got there between 5:30 and 6:00, and noticed a bald, bearded man setting up equipment. I asked who the musical talent was. The bartender, Kimberly, told me it was Justin, at the same time the man setting up told me, “Justin!” I said, “What’s your last name, Justin?” He told me Smithson but I could put “Smithsonian.” I told him I would put it in my blog post, and he acquiesced with Smithson. Another patron told me Justin was the lead singer with Showtime. I have heard of that band but never seen them, so I was interested to hear this Justin.
I was not disappointed. He opened with “Layla,” followed by “Peaceful, Easy Feeling.” He asked for requests, so after a couple other numbers, I asked if he knew “Sister Golden Hair.” He looked up the lyrics on his IPad, saying he would rather cheat and do that rather than cut the song short. He did a wonderful job on the song.
“Looking up lyrics on your IPad isn’t cheating,” I told him. “It is research!” He liked that.
I greatly enjoyed my evening. I even stayed for one more song than I intended, dancing with another patron. It was a friendly crowd at a friendly venue with a friendly, talented singer. How I have missed my Wednesday Night Thing!
Fratello’s Pizzeria is located at 158 E. Main St., Frankfort, NY, phone number 315-894-8484. They are open 11 a.m. to 10 pm. Monday through Saturday, 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Local music is featured other nights than Wednesday. You can follow them on Facebook to find out more.